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Weekly Commentary: Chronicling for Posterity

Janet Yellen’s Wednesday news conference was her final as Fed chair. Dr. Yellen has a long and distinguished career as an economist and public se ...

The Practicality of Cryptocurrencies – Not Really Ready for Prime Time

Trying to actually use Bitcoin in the economy is anything but something that will replace any government currency. The transaction fees are outra ...

This Map Shows Where Millennials Are Buying Houses (And For How Much)

Millennial homeownership rates are essential to understanding the housing market because they facilitate additional home sales for other people. ...

Nader Explains the Ongoing Collapse of the Democratic Party

"People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.  Intellectual myopia, ...

Alibaba Launches Giant Car Vending Machines In China

Shares of Alibaba fell on Thursday morning, despite an exciting news story involving the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut, which is rushing to shake ...

Four Charts Prove The 'Economic Recovery' Is Just A Fed-Induced Entitlement Program For The Wealthy

"Economic recovery" in America no longer means what it used to mean.  Historically "economic recovery" was largely characterized by job and wage g ...

Another Russian Zombie Bank Topples on Friday

10th largest Russian bank, third major failure since August. Bailouts to limit contagion.

Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in November

A short note from housing economist Tom Lawler:"Based on what I've seen so far, I project that existing home sales as estimated by the National As ...

Trickle-down baloney

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Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Quad Witching Stock Option Expiry

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Hunter S. Thompson Things in Washington are becoming so odd on both sides of the aisle that norm ...

US Yield Curve Crashes Most In 6 Years As Stocks, Bitcoin Hit Record Highs

What could go wrong?   Small Caps exploded higher today, driven by financials, presumably on tax reform hype.. but after Bob Corker said "yes" th ...

Electronic money will only save central banks from subjugation if it is anonymous

50 SEK banknote issued by the Riksbank in 1960"Do we need an eKrona?" asks Stefan Ingves, the Governor of the Riksbank, Sweden's central bank. The ...

Researchers Warn: Humans Have Hit Their "Biological Limitations"

The twentieth century was an unbelievable era for the progression of human beings, with a significant increase in lifespan, adult height, and phys ...

Bitcoin Proves You Cannot Have Your Digital Cake and Eat it Too

Libertarians flocked to it "because of the potential that Bitcoin offered, as a decentralized form of money." That is now over.

An unconquerable soul

Great poem that helped Nelson Mandela keep hope alive during 27 years in prison.   Advertisements

This Is The Chart That Jeffrey Gundlach Calls "Must Watch" For 2018

Having shown us his favorite trade of the year for 2018, DoubleLine CEO Jeffrey Gundlach tweeted last night his "must watch" chart for 2018. "Sinc ...

The Yield Curve Is Crashing-er

Stoccks are at record highs on the basis that Marco Rubio might a 'yes' and John McCain will make it through the weekend... but if everything is s ...

Is This The Biggest Blockchain, Big-Data, A.I., FinTech YOLO Trade Of All Time?

Meet LongFin Corp  - an independent finance and technology company. The Company offers commodity trading, alternate risk transfer, and carry trade ...

Have We Reached Peak NFL?

How will the owners and managers of the multi-billion-dollar NFL empire handle the league's decline phase?OK, I get it: pro football is so popular ...

Industrial production, Empire state manufacturing, Retail sales, PMI, Port traffic

Boring: Highlights A rise for mining offsets a dip for utilities making a modest 0.2 percent gain for manufacturing the story for November’s indu ...

Janet Yellen: Trump’s Tax Cut Could Play a Negative Role in Next Downturn

Janet Yellen: Trump’s Tax Cut Could Play a Negative Role in Next Downturn By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: December 15, 2017 During Janet Yellen’s ...

Retail Inferno! Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) Tanks (Sales Collapse), Stock Price Decline Resembles Macy’s!

Swedish retailer H&M, operating in 62 countries with over 4,500 stores and, as of 2015, employ around 132,000 people, suffered a downward sales sh ...

As Bitcoin Surges To New Record Highs, 5 Lessons For Every Crypto Investor

Once again the stories of the death of Bitcoin appear to greatly exaggerated. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph Overnight Asian demand sent the cyr ...

Industrial Production Disappoints In November - Remains Below 2014 Peak

"Recovery" is a funny word that seems to mean very different things to different people... Industrial Production rose just 0.2% in November (below ...

NY Fed: Manufacturing Activity grew at a "solid clip" in December

From the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing SurveyBusiness activity continued to grow at a solid clip in New York State, according to firms respon ...

Stagflation Signals Loom As Empire Fed Slides To 5 Month Lows

For the second straight month, Empire Fed Manufacturing survey disappointed expectations in December, tumbling to its lowest since July.   Under ...

Brexit Moves To Phase 2 - Sterling Slides As EU Warns Talks Will Be Far More Testing

Following the humiliation of losing the House of Commons vote on Friday, in which MP’s took the final say on the Brexit deal from the executive, U ...

The problem that Steinhoff poses for both QE and the ECB

Yesterday ECB President Mario Draghi was in bullish mood and in some ways why not as the economy of the Euro area has had a good 2017. He was also ...

Betting On A Greek Recovery? (cont'd)

An anonymous reader of my blog who makes time and again very thoughtful comments on my articles has made the below comment on my recent article "B ...

How Much Diet Soda Is Safe to Drink per Day?

President Donald Trump drinks a lot of Diet Coke, where according to the New York Times, his daily consumption consists of as many as twelve 12-ou ...

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